28 May 2012 19:57
Re: Adi Sankara Vs Vyasa Debate in Sankara Dig Vijaya
Sunil Bhattacharjya <sunil_bhattacharjya@...>
2012-05-28 17:57:02 GMT
2012-05-28 17:57:02 GMT
Namaste, Quote Moreover, Sri SSS, has written one vimarshAtmaka grantha on various shankara vijaya-s, wherein he discusses these issues & inconsistencies in narrating these episodes by biographers in a detailed way. Unquote Any idea where a copy of this would be available? Regards, Sunil KB ________________________________ From: Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr@...> To: A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l@....org> Sent: Monday, May 28, 2012 5:17 AM Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Adi Sankara Vs Vyasa Debate in Sankara Dig Vijaya sAshtAnga praNAms Sri Vidya prabhuji Hare Krishna Sorry for the belated reply as I was busy in some official work. Bhaskar, what is your source for the above statements? > Long time back, when I was attending the kAryAlaya vedAnta shibira, I remembered that we have discussed this issue. Moreover, Sri SSS, has written one vimarshAtmaka grantha on various shankara vijaya-s, wherein he discusses these issues & inconsistencies in narrating these episodes by biographers in a detailed way. There is one edition of vyAsAcalIya from Chennai. I don't remember whether this story is in that text or not, but note that there is really a lot of common material between the mAdhavIya and vyAsAcalIya Sankaravijaya texts. > AFAIK, vyAsa saNdarshana story in vyAsAchaleeya SV does not match with the story in mAdhaveeya. vyAsAchaleeya simply says, vyAsa has appreciated the work of shankara..No mention of debate between sutrakAra & bhAshyakAra here. More details I can provide you after reading the relevant portion. Because its long time back since I read this work. If by Anandagiri's text, you mean the one that is known as the prAcIna Sankaravijaya, please note that this text is not available any more. As such, it is impossible to say whether this episode is or is not mentioned in that Sankaravijaya. > Yes, you are right prabhuji. If by Anandagiri's text, you mean the one that mentions its author's name as anantAnandagiri, then this episode is very much present in that text. In fact, in the anantAnandagiri Sankaravijaya, it is said that Sankara himself instructed padmapAda to manhandle the old man who came to debate with him and that padmapAda dragged the old man out by his feet. > Yes, prabhuji, you are right. It is anantAnandagiri's SV. It is where author mentions shankara did the 'kapOlatAdana' to the old man ) Only one or two think it is a valid text. Rather than glorifying Sankara, it depicts his life often in a negative fashion, much like the infamous maNimanjarI and other texts penned by mAdhva writers. > Yes, prabhuji, as you have rightly mentioned, it is better to treat these exaggerated episodes as mere poetic imagination of biographers instead of taking it as factual incidents. Infact, after reading Sri SSS's vimarshAtmaka grantha, I stopped reading biographies of bhagavatpAda & not able to give any worthy credibility to these controversial episodes. cidvilAsIya is a minor text and is not very old, so if it gives a story like what you describe, rest assured that its author is merely restating the story as given in the anantAnandagiri text. > Yes, prabhuji. But my last doubt, whether mAdhaveeya considered as authentic work in accounting these details?? If yes, on what basis can we say ONLY mAdhaveeya is trustworthy among available other biographies?? Your humble servant Hari Hari Hari Bol!!! bhaskar _______________________________________________ Archives: http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/archives/advaita-l/ http://blog.gmane.org/gmane.culture.religion.advaita To unsubscribe or change your options: http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/cgi-bin/listinfo/advaita-l For assistance, contact: listmaster@...